For Immediate Release
Press Contact: Kristian Ramos, KristianR@mifamiliavota.org
Mi Familia Vota & AFT To Join Forces To Mobilize The Latino Vote In Colorado
Washington D.C. – Mi Familia Vota is excited to announce that it is partnering with The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) to mobilize the Latino vote during the 2020 election cycle. MFV and AFT will be holding a joint voter registration drive this Saturday. Mi Familia Vota will begin our voter registration drive at 11:00 am MST and the speaking program will begin at 1:00 pm MST, at Mi Pueblo Market, 6040, E. 6th Avenue, Commerce City, CO 80022.
Who: Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers
Salvador Hernandez, Mi Familia Vota Colorado State Director
What: Voter Registration Drive Event
When: Saturday, at 1 pm MST
Where: Mi Pueblo Market, 6040, E. 6th Avenue, Commerce City, CO 80022.
Hector Sanchez Barba, Mi Familia Vota CEO and Executive Director said: “Donald Trump is a clear danger to our democracy and country. We are proud and honored to partner with the American Federation of Teachers to mobilize Latino voters this election cycle. The stakes could not be higher and we are joining together to say, “BASTA TRUMP.”
“All around this country, millions of people have eagerly awaited the moment when they can cast their ballot and make their voices heard, and AFT teachers and nurses and paraprofessionals are doing everything we can to ensure that Americans can vote and have those votes counted. Working families have a real stake in this election and those stakes increase by the day. We’ve all heard the ugly statements made by the current President and we’ve watched the Trump Administration as well as his campaign feed and fuel disinformation, push divisive rhetoric, and undermine election infrastructure. That’s why AFT is launching a partnership with Mi Familia Vota to ensure that Latino voters across the country are registered, well informed and energized to vote in this election,” said Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers. “The Hispanic community has been among the hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic and the economic downturn. From their disproportionate rates of COVID infection and death to massive job losses to the equity gaps and disrupted education of their children, Latinos’ lives have been made worse by the failed and divisive leadership of the Trump Administration. Working families want leaders ready to fight for them and bring real solutions, leaders like Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, who have the tenacity and grit to fight for the health and economic well-being of their families and the future of their children.”
Mi Familia Vota’s mission is to build Latino political power by expanding the electorate, strengthening local infrastructures, and through year-round voter engagement. We are also training the next generation of leaders by opening opportunities through our Youth Development Programs and through our Mi Familia Vota work.